GUIDE ON THE BOMA ENTEBBE IN UGANDA
The Boma Entebbe Overview & Where Is It Located?Step into The Boma Entebbe and you will instantly be transported to 1940’s Africa’s old-world colonial times, set in the quiet suburbs of Entebbe. Enjoy the warm ambiance of lush green gardens, deep patios with wicker furniture, wooden rafters, quaint pieces of Ugandan art, tapestries, curios, rugs, and wall murals. Just a 5-kilometer (3 miles) drive from Entebbe International Airport, this value boutique vacation accommodation allows for relaxed naps beside a swimming pool, while also offering a wading pool for the little ones. Should you find yourself craving a relaxing massage, The Boma can make arrangements for you. And when you’re ready to shop for souvenirs and gifts for friends and family back home, visit the little craft store on the premises. You can also borrow books from the hotel library and enjoy them in a hammock on your veranda.
- Warm, 1940 colonial-style ambiance with wicker furniture and pieces of Ugandan art
- Located at a distance of 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Entebbe International Airport
- Swimming pool for taking dips and napping, also has a wading pool where kids can play
- Arrangements for taking massages made on request
- Library for borrowing books and reading in a hammock while enjoying the gentle lake breezes
What To Expect At The Boma Entebbe Accommodation?
- Value Hotel Tier 3 Experience. Total of 16 rooms in 4 different configurations
- Categories such as Single Rooms, Double Rooms, Triple Rooms, and Budget Rooms
- Provisions for setting up a crib for a child in the room
- Separate verandah with each unit for relaxing and enjoying the views
- Eco-friendly principles such as solar panels for heating water for showers and recycling waste
Room specifications include a variety of Single Rooms, Double Rooms, and Triple Rooms. Travelers looking to cut back on their accommodation costs can opt for a Budget Room with a twin bed, which includes all the amenities of the other room categories except a verandah and a private bathroom outside the room on the corridor (where else to stay and best place in Entebbe). Families can also request cribs to be set up in the room. Each room has a separate verandah and includes a digital safe, TV with satellite connection, and fans. Ensuite bathrooms come with adequate toiletries for your use.
Things To Do (Activities & Tour Attractions) & Why Visit The Boma Entebbe In Entebbe?
- Wandering the hotel gardens to spot some of the flora and avian life of Entebbe
- Boat cruises around Lake Victoria to view more of the endemic birdlife
- Water activities such as fishing, canoeing, moonlit cruises, and other adventures
- Visit to the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary to see conservation efforts and rescued primates
- Touring the Uganda Wildlife Education Center to interact with hand-raised baby elephants and rhinos
Entebbe Botanical Gardens is yet another location where you can enjoy the diverse birdlife and the unique plant species of Uganda. Or check out the Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Center, situated on the banks of the lake. In addition to a splendid variety of flora, the conservation site boasts various terrestrial fauna and more than 120 bird species. While many tourists might have a chance to meet some of the rescued animals that reside here, including baby elephants and rhinos, AfricanMecca recommend forgoing any close-encounter opportunities out of respect for the animals. The Mabamba Swamp is great for shoebill sightings, and Uganda Reptile Village is another place of interest.
How Is The Dining At The Boma Entebbe?
- Meals cooked using fresh, organic ingredients sourced from the kitchen garden
- A cozy and intimate restaurant where meals are served
- An delectable range of cuisines including Mediterranean, Continental, Thai, and Indian dishes
- Takes orders for specific dietary requirements including vegetarian, vegan, and allergen-free dishes
- A bar that takes orders for wines, spirits, local beer brands, cocktails, and sodas
What We Like About The Boma Entebbe
- Ideally located just a few minutes from Entebbe International Airport and well suited for overnight travelers looking for a quick stopover.
- Offers guests a well-maintained swimming pool and a wading pool with floatation toys for kids; toddlers can enjoy a play area that has swings and a slide.
- Affords an intimate, boutique experience with only 16 rooms, warm and friendly staff service, and excellent cuisine.
- Eco-friendly operating systems with rainwater harvesting, solar heating for hot showers, recycling glass and paper, vegetable waste composting, and power-saving lighting.
- Offers an enjoyable colonial-living experience in Entebbe, with deep patios, wicker garden furniture, and delightful Ugandan art.
Things To Note When Staying At The Boma Entebbe
- No fitness center or spa on-site, but the hotel can arrange massages upon request.
- Amenities service can be variable at times (slow Internet, variable hot water from solar-powered showers in the early morning or late at night).
- Rooms have fans but no air conditioning and no hair dryer. A value accommodation which is fairly priced for its experience and size.
- With only 16 rooms, Boma Entebbe can get busy during the peak and high season months. We recommend booking 12-18 months in advance to secure rooming.
- A quaint yesteryear ambiance not suited to guests looking for a contemporary Entebbe hotel with modern touches or a premier luxury hotel.
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When staying at The Boma Entebbe in Uganda, we recommend combining it with Bwindi Park for your gorilla safari trek, Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls and Kibale (chimpanzee safari) alongside your city tour visits of Kampala.
You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas such as Mgahinga to track down golden monkeys and gorillas in the same park, Jinja for whitewater rafting on the Nile River, Semliki, Lake Mburo or Kidepo for an offbeat wildlife tour.
You can end your vacation on the beach by extending out to the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.
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